Twins suffer from radionuclide because of a contaminated car

Twins suffering from radionuclides because of a contaminated car

In Hokkaido, because of only one contaminated car, twins (13) got sick and even a doctor had to give them a medical certificate to tell their symptoms can be from radiation.

Here is how it went.

3.11 Earthquake

3.12 Reactor 1 exploded.

3.14 Reactor 3 exploded. → Their grandparents evacuated to Koriyama shelter by a car called “Minika”

The contaminated car (Minika)

3.17 The grandparents evacuated to Yokohama by leaving the car in Koriyama.

3.29 The grandparents picked up Minika again and moved to Hokkaido. → Their grandchildren, twins, started getting in the car.

May Both of the twins got serious fatigue.


7.28~30 Grandparents went back to Fukushima and picked up the other car of them, called Forester. This car has been left there for 4 months.

8.4 After getting on Forester, Twins got sick and fatigue again.

Early August one of the twins became better but the other one became worse.

8.15 Twins got a medical check for nausea, headache, fatigue, night sweats and anemia.→ Nothing detected from blood test.

8.18 One of the twins started having his right leg hurting and the other one got cramp.

8.30 From the radiator of Minika, they measured 0.9 microSv/h.

The contaminated car (Minika)

Mid September one of the twins started having disturbance in gait.

11.9 Doctor gave them medical certificate.

11.18 They measured 2.6 microSv/h from the frontdeck of Minika.

12.1 From the portion of the dust in the car, they measured 3.03 microSv/h (Gamma + Beta)
They measured 0.62 microSv/h.(Gamma)

12.14 Isotope Research Institute measured Cesium 137 = 3,587 Bq、Cesium 134 = 2,907 Bq from the portion of the dust. → Cesium 134 + 137 = 1,300,000 Bq/Kg


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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


December 2011